Women and gender issues

Women and gender issues

27 November 2020
DSG/SM/1503

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message at the Women’s Civil Society Organizations’ Commemoration of United Nations Security Council Resolution on Women, Peace and Security, in Bogotá on 29 October:

27 November 2020
DSG/SM/1507

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the first National Summit on Ending Gender-Based Violence in Papua New Guinea, held on 9 November:

27 November 2020
DSG/SM/1506

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks to the Reykjavik Global Forum — Women Leaders Virtual Event, co-hosted by Women Political Leaders and the Government and Parliament of Iceland, on 9 November:

25 November 2020
SG/SM/20451

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, observed today:

25 November 2020

A new United Nations Children’s Fund report shows that 320,000 children and young people under the age of 20 were infected with HIV in 2019 – about one every 100 seconds, bringing the total number of children living with HIV to 2.8 million.  About half of children worldwide had access to life-saving treatment; nearly 100,000 children died of AIDS.

24 November 2020
SG/SM/20449

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, observed on 25 November:

19 November 2020
SG/SM/20429

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society, “Beyond Recovery:  Designing an Inclusive World”, held in Paris and online today:

10 November 2020
SG/SM/20407

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks for the opening of the first Assembly on Women, Faith and Diplomacy: “Keeping Faith and Transforming Tomorrow”, held today:

31 October 2020
SG/SM/20387

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message on the launch of Namibia’s International Peace Centre, held today:

31 October 2020
DSG/SM/1496

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s video message on the occasion of the Spotlight Initiative high-level launch event for the Guyana country programme titled “Sustainable Development Goals Decade of Action — End Gender-based Violence and Family Violence for Unity, Equality and Dignity in Guyana”, held today:

30 October 2020
SG/SM/20383

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the high-level event of the Women, Peace and Security Focal Points Network “20 Years after United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325: Leadership and Concrete Action to Realize the Women, Peace and Security Agenda”, held today:

30 October 2020
Note No. 6536

The United Nations Department of Peace Operations announced that Chief Inspector Doreen Malambo of Zambia, currently serving in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) will be named the 2020 United Nations Woman Police Officer of the Year.

30 October 2020

In Viet Nam, where Typhoon Molave made landfall this week, nearly 70 people have reportedly died or are still missing and some 375,000 are in evacuation centres, the United Nations reports.  With aid partners, it has distributed emergency relief kits and is developing a response plan to support Government-led efforts. 

29 October 2020
SG/SM/20378

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ briefing to the Security Council on women, peace and security, today:

29 October 2020
SC/14341

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, the head of the United Nations gender equality entity, briefers from the field and Security Council members called for expedited empowerment and protection of women in conflict situations, during a video-teleconference Council meeting today, on the twentieth anniversary of the Council’s landmark resolution 1325 (2000).

29 October 2020

Marking the twentieth anniversary of resolution 1325 (2000) on women, peace and security, the Secretary-General told the Security Council today that the world has a choice: continue down the path of increasing militarization, conflict and inter-generational losses or work towards greater inclusion and gender equality.

15 October 2020
SG/SM/20343

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the International Day of Rural Women, “Building Rural Women’s Resilience in the Wake of Covid-19”, observed today:

15 October 2020

Although hand-washing with soap is critical to anti-coronavirus efforts, millions of people around the world lack ready access to a place to wash their hands, UNICEF) warned today, reporting that, according to the latest estimates, only three out of five people worldwide have basic hand-washing facilities.

15 October 2020
DSG/SM/1486

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks, as delivered at the Women Leaders in Global Health Conference, today:

12 October 2020

There has been a dramatic rise in major storms, drought, wildfires, floods and other extreme weather events over the last 20 years, which have claimed 1.23 million lives, impacted 4.2 billion people and caused almost $3 trillion in global economic losses, according to a report published today by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.